Eighth annual Big Island Chocolate Festival April 26-27

  • A sold out crowd enjoys the seventh annual Big Island Chocolate Festival Saturday at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • KPC at Hilton Waikoloa Village Chef Dayne Tanabe presents cocoa-dusted charred octopus at the 7th Annual Big Island Chocolate Festival Saturday at the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

KAILUA-KONA — From the sweet tooth to the green thumb, the annual Big Island Chocolate Festival always offers something for everybody with a weekend of celebrating the growing local chocolate industry.